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Romo's Season Among Cowboys' All-Time Best

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by percyhoward, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool

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    Here's where Romo's 2006 regular season lands him among the best all-time seasons for Dallas QB's. He's the only player who is in the top 5 in all of these categories.

    Passer Rating
    Staubach 1971 104.81
    Aikman 1993 99.02
    Romo 2006 95.10
    Staubach 1973 94.57
    Aikman 1995 93.56

    TD's Per Game*
    Meredith 1966 1.84
    DWhite 1983 1.81
    DWhite 1982 1.78
    DWhite 1980 1.75
    Romo 2006 1.73

    Completion Percentage
    Aikman 1993 69.1%
    Aikman 1991 65.3%
    Romo 2006 65.3%
    Aikman 1995 64.8%
    Aikman 1994 64.5%

    Yards Per Attempt**
    Staubach 1971 8.92
    Morton 1969 8.67
    Romo 2006 8.62
    Staubach 1973 8.49
    DWhite 1982 8.41

    Yards Per Game*
    Romo 2006 264
    DWhite 1983 249
    DWhite 1987 238
    DWhite 1982 231
    Aikman 1991 229

    *Romo's yards per game and TD's per game in 2006 is based on 11 games played. Although he actually played in parts of 13 games, counting mop-up vs. the Texans and Titans, his total game time in 2006 was less than 11 full games.

    **based on 13 attempts per game, so this stat favors QB's who played in the era of the run. If you base it on 24 attempts per game, Romo is the Cowboys' all-time ypa leader for a season.
  2. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    Just one more bit of evidence that fantasy football has ruined the football IQ of many football fans in America. This isn't baseball. Stats don't tell the whole story.

    Romo has had a very good season for a guy to be playing for the first time. A very good season. But this isn't one of the top 5 QB seasons (stats or not) that the Cowboys have ever seen.
  3. cowboys19

    cowboys19 New Member

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    and people think he isnt a starting qb, or franchise qb

    makes me sick
  4. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Or maybe it could be and people are blindly blaming other faults the team has on Romo.
  5. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    And, btw, I don't mean the poster's football IQ. He was simply reporting the facts. I just mean that I get weary of a "baseball" approach to evaluating football, especially QB's.

    Vince Young's 29 yard TD run today will not go into his QB rating
    Tony Romo's 2 lost fumbles today will not go into his QB rating
  6. NickZepp

    NickZepp Well-Known Member

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    He's probably had more INTs and turnovers a a game then anyone in Cowboy history also.
  7. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    totally agree...stats arnt everything and dont always tell the whole story

    he's off to a nice start but he has a long ways to go before anybody should confuse him with Aikmna, Staubach or even Danny White

    David
  8. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you can blame today on Romo. Turnovers or not, we gave up 39 points. But he deserves his SHARE of the blame.

    In fact, I'm not commenting on today at all. I just simply don't believe that we have seen one of the top 5 QB performances in Cowboys history this year. If you do, I'm A-OK with that. I just simply disagree with you.
  9. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Yep he's been a turnover machine lately!
  10. cowboys19

    cowboys19 New Member

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    would you put him in your top 5 cowboy qb's that made their first start?

    i definatly would

    i hope everyone does
  11. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    :bang2: :bang2: :eek: Lemme guess, you want Bledsoe back in there????
  12. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    As a first year starter's performance I'm sure it's the best in Dallas history by a wide margin.
  13. Wrangler87

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    And Vince needs it. His is the lowest rated starting QB in the whole league.
  14. percyhoward

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    I agree that stats don't tell the whole story. In the 46-year histroy of the team, there may have indeed been some great regular seasons by a QB that are not on this list.

    But that fact, and the fact that these were the first 11 games of Romo's career, only adds to the accomplishment, and takes away nothing.
  15. rcaldw

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    Yes I would. Without question. The only qualifier would be that he is in his 4th year, but Danny White sat and watched Roger for awhile. Romo has shown plenty of promise.
  16. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    Which proves my point in a major way. If you have watched the Titans the last 12 weeks then you know that Vince Young, regardless of what the stats tell you, has been outstanding for that team. He didn't play his best game today, but the Patriots HC has a way of making offenses look bad. Young led that team on a big winning streak and right to the brink of the playoffs after starting 0-5.
  17. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    His defense and running game has been outstanding. He's been ok for a rookie.
  18. Wrangler87

    Wrangler87 Active Member

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    What he said, and they have returned 8 kicks for TD's. Look it up. That tends to make things easier.

    Young is making a living running the ball. That will win you nothing. That has been time tested. Look at Vick. It's a recipe for 8-8. Teams will adjust to that, the way they have with Vick.
  19. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    Well, with all due respect, I can see why you and I look at things differently. I like Romo, but I would trade him for VY. Young is in his first year and is 8-5 as a starter with a team not nearly as talented as our Cowboys team is. Whether you would do that or not (and obviously you wouldn't make that trade), doesn't matter because the Titans wouldn't do it, and the Cowboys might would not as well.

    Young doesn't have Terrell Owens, Jason Witten, and Terry Glenn as his targets. He has Bobby Wade, Drew Bennett, some lumbering tight end (I can't remember his name right now), and a pretty good looking young receiver #81 (I can't remember his name either.)

    And in terms of him being "ok" as a rookie, don't be surprised if he is given the Rookie of the Year award. That will demonstrate that in the judgment of others he is a little better than "ok."
  20. cowboys19

    cowboys19 New Member

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    and Vince has a better D than Romo

    point?

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